Owner of 3 dogs myself!
I own three dogs myself (in Pennsylvania, not NYC). I've grown up with dogs all of my life so I'm extremely comfortable around them. I'm also incredibly responsible with feeding and walking schedules. I'm a student at NYU, so my schedule is really flexible. I have two yellow labs that I got when they were eight weeks old, so I'm used to caring for young and elderly dogs alike-- I also have a ten-year-old beagle ...